Merry Go Round’s policies are reviewed on a regular basis to ensure we adhere to the latest guidelines and best practice for early years care and education. ¬†You can view a copy of these by clicking on each link below. A hard copy is also available in the setting.

1.0 Child Protection

1.1 Children’s Rights and Entitlements
1.2 Safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults
1.3 Looked After Children
1.4 Uncollected Child
1.5 Missing Child
1.6 Online Safety

2.0 Suitable People

2.1 Employment
2.2 Student Placements

3.0 Staff Qualifications, Training, Support and Skills

3.2 First Aid

4.0 Key Person

4.1 The Role of the Key Person and Settling In

5.0 Staff:Child Ratios

5.1 Staffing – MGR Provision

6.0 Health

6.1 Administering Medicines
6.2 Managing Children who are Sick, Infectious or with Allergies
6.3 Recording and Reporting Accidents and Incidents
6.4 Nappy Changing
6.5 Food and Drink
6.6 Food Hygiene

7.0 Managing Behaviour & Supporting the Child

7.1 Promoting Positive Behaviour

8.0 Safety and Suitability of Premises, Environment and Equipment

8.1 Health and Safety general Standards
8.2 Maintaining Children’s Safety and Security on Premises
8.3 Supervision of Children on Outings
8.4 Risk Assessment
8.5 Fire Safety and Emergency Evacuation
8.6 Animals in the Setting
8.7 No Smoking
8.8 Health and Safety Risk Assessment
8.9 Fire Safety Risk Assessment
8.10 Staff Safety Onsite

9.0 Equal Opportunities

9.1 Valuing Diversity and Promoting Inclusion and Equality
9.2 Supporting Children with Special Educational Needs
9.3 Social Wellbeing Audit
9.4 Access Audit
9.5 British Values

10.0 Information and Records

10.1 Privacy Notice
10.2 Admissions
10.3 Application to Join
10.4 Registration Form
10.5 Parental Involvement
10.6 Children’s Records
10.7 Provider Records
10.8 Transfer of Records to School
10.9 Confidentiality and Client Access to Records
10.10 Information Sharing
10.11 Working in Partnership with Other Agencies
10.12 Making a Complaint
10.13 Childcare Terms and Conditions
10.14 Notification of Leaving
10.15 Schedule of Fees

11.0 Forest School

11.1 Forest School

COVID-19 Statement

At Merry Go Round Pre School, we have used the knowledge and experience of working in the Early years setting during the pandemic to set out our own Covid 19 statement. You can read this here